Apr 062015
 
Review: Magic Bleeds

Is this really only book 4 of the series? There is so much that happens in this book, that I just can’t see how much further it can go. I did enjoy the adventure this book took me on though. There is a lot of Kate’s history and family explained in this book, and it really made me feel like I could understand Kate. It never felt info-dumpy, just like a story within a story. Kate and Curran’s relationship is hella crazy, as usual. It has so many ups and downs, and I’m still in disbelief over everything that happens […]

Mar 302015
 
Review: The Watchers

This book was long. So long. Not just in pages, but in feel too. Some long books can zip by, and you’d never know they were over 700 pages in length. With this book, I felt every page. I actually considered DNF-ing a few times, but by then I was already halfway through, and I kept thinking “I’ve already gone this far, I have to finish”. I mean really, once you’ve read 400 pages, what’s another 300? The book focused mostly on 3 people, Marc, Katherine and Jay. Of the three, I only really liked Marc. I didn’t care at […]

Mar 272015
 
Review: Hounded

Oh my gosh, I loved this book. This is another example where someone should have shoved this book into my face and told me I had to read it. I feel so late to the party! But that just means I can spend hours getting caught up without having to wait for the next book to be released. There is so much humour in this book, and it’s of the sarcastic snark variety that I love. I think every character gets off at least one good line, and both Atticus and Oberon zing them off almost constantly. It’s hilarious. Speaking […]

Mar 262015
 
Review: Masks and Mirrors

This book picks up immediately after the first book ends, with no time jump or recap. That’s great if you read them back to back, but I think a tiny bit of recap would be helpful for readers like me who had a lag of several months between books. This book focuses a lot on Jaered and his situation and actions. It’s a change from the first book, which focused primarily on Ian. It was an interesting change, and helped bring into focus the wider picture of the series. This book wasn’t just about Ian’s struggles, but about all the […]

Mar 232015
 
Review: Vacant

I’ve mentioned before that this is an amazing series that no one seems to be reading. I mean, only one of my Goodreads friends has reviewed this book, and only 7 others have it on their shelves. If you enjoy The Dresden Files, you really do need to check out this series. Start with book one though as each book builds onto the series. This book had so much happen! Adam goes away from his usual spot at Isabella’s side in order to work a case for the FBI. He’s really on his own for a change, and I’m so […]

Mar 172015
 
Review: Magic Study

It’s been almost a year since I read the first book in the series, but this book made it so easy to slip back into the world and characters. It felt very smooth, with just the right amount of recap. I found it interesting that the focus of this book is so different from the first. In this one, Yelena meets her family and basically goes to school to learn how to control her magic. It was an interesting development, and one that opened up a whole new range of issues, along with ones that continued from book one. I […]

Mar 162015
 
Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge

I feel really torn about this book. I love this series, but this wasn’t my favourite book. It felt a little forced in the beginning, and a bit scattered. It did pull together in the end, and there were lots of highly amusing bits, but I didn’t have the same love for the book as I did for previous installments. There was a very notable exception to this: Angel’s story. We finally get to learn more about his back story, and it was heartbreaking. There was one scene that was just so emotional. It was beautiful. There were lots of […]

Mar 112015
 
Review: The Exile

If urban fantasy and epic fantasy had a baby who liked a touch of romance, this story would be it. The story mostly felt like urban fantasy with normal humans encountering paranormal situations, but with a large part of the story taking place in Faerie, with a war and succession issue, there was an overall feel of epic fantasy. I don’t normally dwell on genres, but this book had a unique feel that is sure to cause some comment. I really liked how the story was told. There were multiple narrations told in alternating chapters, with many characters, both human […]

Mar 052015
 
Review: The Prophecy Con

I was so excited to read this book since I loved the first one, and the funny thing is I only discovered this sequel through a happy Twitter coincidence. I didn’t know this book was coming out until I talked to someone who was reading the first book, and I looked up a detail, and noticed this book. So I bought it, downloaded it, and read it right away. And then joined the Twitter conversation again to confirm when book 3 was coming out. This book has as much humour as the first book, and makes for a highly amusing […]

Mar 042015
 
Review: Tangled Threads

The more books I read (or listen to as I love the audiobooks) in this series, the more I realize that Gin is a big softie. She may be an accomplished and feared assassin, but she’s fiercely loyal to people she cares about, and she has a strong need for justice. It’s a unique characteristic in her line of work, and means that she seems to spend more time taking care of people and saving the underdog than she does doing strictly pay-for-hire jobs. It makes her character quite likeable. Another character I really like is Owen. He’s so sweet […]